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In the latest issue of Flipped, David Welsh interviews CMX's Jim Chadwick (Editor) and Asako Suzuki (Director of Manga), who talk about CMX's recovery as well as growth.

Via: Icarus Blog

San Diego, Ca. – MINX, the first imprint from a major American comic book publisher devoted to reaching the teenage girl reader, announced today seven of the graphic novels that it will publish in 2008. The titles announced for MINX in 2008 include:

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New York, NY – DC Comics, the world's largest English language comic book publisher and home to Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman announced plans today to publish a new comic book series based on World of Warcraft®, Blizzard Entertainment®'s popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). Preview art from the series will debut at Comic-Con International, held in San Diego, CA from July 26–29. The World of Warcraft comic book will be published through DC’s WildStorm imprint and debut this fall.

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With COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO 2007 set to open its doors on July 25, DC Comics unveils its slate of panels. Don't miss your chance to see top comics creators discussing what's coming up in your favorite DC comic books!

Thursday, July 26
10:30-11:30: DC Talent Search Orientation 1
Come hear what DC Comics looks for in artists and how to improve your chances at becoming a working professional. Remember, diversity is the key with DC: DC Universe, Vertigo, WildStorm, Mad Magazine, Minx and more! This extremely informative orientation session will explain how DC's Talent Search works. In order to have your work reviewed, attendance at this orientation session is mandatory - not all attendees are guaranteed a review.

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(July 9, 2007- New York, NY) -Already established as the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world, DC Comics announced today the creation of Zudacomics.com, a new web comics imprint. The home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Sandman, DC Comics will soon publish new, never before seen online content featuring new characters and concepts through Zudacomics.com.

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New York, New York -- DC Comics, the world's largest English language comic book publisher announced today an investment in Flex Comix, a newly established manga production and publishing company in Japan. Flex Comix is comprised of a diverse consortium of investors including DC Comics, SOFTBANK TECHNOLOGY, Archetype Technologies, MOVIDA ENTERTAINMENT and T&M. Flex Comix will create original manga titles that will be distributed digitally across the web and on mobile phones with subsequent print editions available through traditional book trade outlets throughout Japan.

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Comic Book Resources has a report of DC Comics at Wizard World Philadelphia, which has some updates on CMX's newest titles:

Titles under the CMX line within WildStorm were also announced, including the manga favorite "Gon" and webcomics sensation "Megatokyo." CMX is also debuting two new horror titles: "Presents" - the story of a girl who travels the country bestowing gifts on those she deems worthy, and "Variante" - a series about a girl who awakes one day to find a deformed arm grafted to her body which forces her to do things beyond her control.

PWCW reports that DC Comics has announced its plan to invest in Flex Comics, a "manga production company that will create original manga for the web, mobile phones and print collections for worldwide distribution":

Translated editions of Japanese manga dominate U.S. graphic novel sales and the Flex Comics venture makes DC Comics one of the first English-language publishers with a significant investment in a Japanese manga producer.

Source: Publishers Weekly

In an article titled "Total Minx: 'The Plain Janes'", Express looks at DC Comics' new graphic novel imprint Minx and Cecil Castellucci, author of the line's first release "The Plain Janes":

For the line's first release, DC turned to popular novelist Cecil Castellucci, author of three young adult novels. (Her latest, a punk rock YA novel called "Beige," came out last week.)

ICv2 interviews Karen Berger, Senior Vice President of DC Comics, about DC's recently announced Minx imprint, its "new initiative, the audience it seeks to reach, and how it fits into the current context of comics for teen girls, which are primarily manga."